against the clock

The Time­less star talks play­ing a badass time-trav­el­ling sol­dier...

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Matt Lan­ter chats get­ting heroic in new time-travel drama Time­less...


“i drew a lot from Han Solo and in­di­ana Jones. i wanted to present Wy­att as a badass, but i still wanted that touch of hu­mour like Han Solo. That’s what peo­ple love about those char­ac­ters. They are so ef­fort­lessly cool and that’s how i hope this char­ac­ter comes off.”


“We don’t know ex­actly why Wy­att is there. We know he’s Delta force, but we don’t know if he’s cur­rently ac­tive or why the gov­ern­ment picked him out of all those mil­i­tary per­son­nel they could have got­ten.”


“one of my good friends grow­ing up, his brother used to be in the army. He told us he had to reg­is­ter his hands with the gov­ern­ment as a deadly weapon. at the time, i was like, ‘That is so cool.’ i think about that with Wy­att. This guy is so highly-trained, with an ex­per­tise level of ba­si­cally killing with his bare hands if he needs to.”


“We’re go­ing to see Wy­att strug­gle with get­ting the mis­sion done or ful­fill­ing his emo­tional de­sires, par­tic­u­larly deal­ing with his dead wife. now that he has the abil­ity to travel back in time, why would he not try to undo what has hap­pened?”


“i would love to do some Civil War stuff. There are so many emo­tional things hap­pen­ing in the Civil War that would af­fect Ru­fus (Malcolm Bar­rett), with the slav­ery is­sue, the north ver­sus the south and brother ver­sus brother. it’s so pow­er­ful and the birth of our na­tion.”

Time­less will air on NBC in the US from 3 Oc­to­ber.

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